American Idol contestant Adam Lambert was on the short list to potentially play the lead in the Broadway Spider-Man musical Turn Off the Dark, which will feature music by U2's Bono and the Edge, MTV News reported.
"We started working on Spider-Man a year and a half ago, and [Lambert is] someone we know because we cast him in Wicked and knew he had that kind of range," said casting director Bernie Telsey. "He was someone we looked after about seven months ago, but he told us then that he was already in the American Idol process and not available. ... Let him go win, and then he can come and replace Spider-Man a year after the run. He'd be great."
You can view the MTV News interview with Telsey about the upcoming Spider-Man musical after the jump.